Capistrano, Pamela Joy Mariano

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PJ is a mother, student and teacher of philosophy, and a wife (not in any particular order). She finished both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in philosophy at Ateneo de Manila University, writing her master’s thesis on the conflict of the modern identity in Charles Taylor’s “Politics of Recognition.” After working in the development world for a couple of years, she returned to academe. Her research interests are in political philosophy, indigenous peoples’ rights, and philosophy of development—interests heavily influenced by her experiences as a Jesuit Volunteer assigned to Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center, an indigenous people's community school, and as a development worker who managed volunteers all over the Philippines. Since becoming a parent, she also developed a side interest in feminism and in lactation as a public health issue.

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Philosophical foundations of the Capability Approach
  • Responsibility for Structural Injustice
  • Theories of Justice and Solidarity
  • Applied Political and Social Philosophy
  • Development Ethics
  • Sen
  • Young
  • Taylor
  • Philippine studies
Professional Association & Recognition: 

Program Officer for Volunteer Service (2011-2013), Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc.

Courses Taught: 
  • Philosophy of the Human Person
  • Solidarity in Post-rational Societies
Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Member, Philosophical Association of the Philippines